For me, the burger is one of the most perfect foods imaginable – a flavoursome patty in a bun, topped off with cheese, red onion, tomato, pickle, sauce and about million other possible ingredients.
The hardest thing about cutting meat out of my diet is the danger of never eating a burger again. Luckily, and who’d have thought it, perfectly tasty burgers can be made without going near meat using beans, lentils and vegetables.
The following burger makes use of one of my favourite ingredients – black beans. They taste great, can be worked into a burger shape with ease and are packed full of nutrients. – especially protein, which is handy for the vegetarian athlete, and fibre.